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Menopausal Mother Nature

News about Climate Change and our Planet

Michael Aziz

New organic flow battery brings decomposing molecules back to life

(Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences) After years of working on an organic aqueous flow battery, Harvard researchers found that their ground-breaking, organic anthraquinone molecules were decomposing over time, reducing the long-term usefulness of the battery. Now, the researchers have not only learned how the molecules are decomposing but also how to reverse it. The team’s rejuvenation method cuts the capacity fade rate of the battery a factor of 40 while keeping the cost of the battery low.

Green storage for green energy grows cleaner

Harvard scientists and engineers have demonstrated an improved flow battery that can store electricity from intermittent energy sources. The battery contains nontoxic compounds, inexpensive materials, and can be cost-effective for both residential and commercial use.

Advising on climate change

In addition to conducting research and teaching about climate, energy, and the environment, Harvard faculty members also serve as expert advisers to policymakers, putting their science to work to improve laws and regulations and to foster understanding between the worlds of government and academics.

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